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A 20-year-old Minnesota man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of possession of Adderall, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Hunter Hale Gulden faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine for possession of Adderall, a felony. He is also charged with posessing less than 2 ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. The charges stem from an Oct.
LOWER BRULE -- A 29-year-old Lower Brule man pleaded guilty Thursday to assaulting, resisting or impeding a federal officer. James Ewing Jr. faces a maximum of one in year in prison and a $100,000 fine for resisting an officer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Ewing spit in the officer's face during the arrest. Ewing was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A sentencing date has been set for February.
A Rapid City man was arrested Nov. 23 in Mitchell after a Davison County deputy found half a pound of marijuana in the man's vehicle during a traffic stop. Andrew Schorzmann, 26, was stopped by Davison County Deputy Steve Harr on state Highway 37 near Mitchell for a broken headlight. During the stop, Harr noticed the smell of marijuana coming from Schorzmann, who, when questioned, admitted to Harr that he smoked a joint while pheasant hunting earlier in the day, Harr's affidavit says. Schorzmann was arrested for ingesting marijuana.
WINNER -- A 21-year-old Winner woman was sentenced Nov. 27 to three months in prison and six months of supervised release for concealing information about an assault from law enforcement. Alissa Hawkman had knowledge of a felony assault that occurred on April 13 and concealed that knowledge from investigators. She was charged with one count of misprision of a felony, which means she had knowledge of someone who committed a felony and either concealed her knowledge or did not immediately report it to the proper authorities.
The Mitchell Police Division is still on the lookout for the man who robbed a local convenience store at gunpoint Nov. 1. "All we can say is it's still under investigation and we are following up on all leads," said Mitchell Police Investigator Lt. Don Everson on Monday. The robbery occurred at Dakota Sunset Liquor, 1524 W. Havens Ave., in Mitchell. Police say a man armed with a gun entered through the front door of the convenience store, threatened the clerk with the gun and demanded money. After he was given the cash, the man fled back out the front door.
The Davison County commissioners will meet in regular session at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Commissioners' Room at the courthouse, 200 E. Fourth Ave., Mitchell. The agenda includes: 9 a.m. Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, approval of past meeting minutes; citizen input. 9:30 a.m. Ramon Shultz, Tech Solutions, regarding iPad use and detailed cost estimates. 10 a.m. Maintenance Supervisor Ruml, regarding a sewer machine purchase. 10:15 a.m. Miscellaneous items brought to the board; approval of bills for payment; signature of annual contract with the state Department of Health. Adjourn.
ALEXANDRIA -- A fire started in a burn barrel that got out of control Friday afternoon did little damage, according to fire officials. Second Assistant Fire Chief for the Alexandria Fire Department Nick Rehorst said Rich Nebelsick started a fire in a burn barrel at his rural Alexandria home. The fire spread, burning over the top of an underground house and burning a vacant shed beside the house, Rehorst said. "It didn't damage anything that was worth money," Rehorst said. He said firefighters were able to clear the scene in about an hour.
LOWER BRULE -- A Lower Brule man pleaded guilty Nov. 21 to sexual abuse of a minor. Ty Middletent, 21, faces a maximum of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The conviction stems from an incident in August when he knowingly engaged in sexual intercourse with a minor. A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for February. Middletent was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing.
A Christmas-related pledge drive by Mitchell radio stations KMIT-KOOL 98 is raising money for the Salvation Army and the Angel Tree program. The pledge drive began Wednesday and continues today until 5 p.m. As of midday Thursday, approximately $14,000 had been raised. The event began seven years ago. More than 400 children already are on the Angel Tree list for 2012, according to organizers.
LOWER BRULE -- A Lower Brule man pleaded guilty Nov. 21 to abusive sexual contact. Wade Goodface, 19, faces a maximum of two years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The conviction stems from an incident in February 2012 when Goodface knowingly engaged in sexual contact with a minor.